The eleventh meeting of the International Musicological Society (IMS) Study Group Music and Media (MaM) in Växjö, Sweden, June 7 – 9 2019.
A Conference on Music in Journalism and Propaganda
The past decade has seen a growing scholarly interest in questions relating to music’s role and function in propaganda contexts. Music has a long history in serving the representation of tyrants and in legitimizing totalitarian regimes. For example, throughout the 20th century composers, musicians and music writers in many countries delivered works, made recordings and participated in concerts, which were used for hailing, consolidating and advancing non-democratic political systems and ideologies. Facts and fiction were blended in these efforts to strengthen the ruling political power, especially in conflict situations such as during the anniversary celebrations of the October Revolution in the Soviet Union.
Call for papers!
We invite speakers to present their research about the use of music for journalist or propaganda purposes in Växjö, Sweden, in June 2019!
Dates to remember
- March 15 – deadline for submitting your conference proposal (via e-mail to email@example.com)
- End of March – notification of acceptance
- Preliminary conference programme: ca April 1
- Registration opens: ca April 1
- Last day for registration: May 24
- June 7: opening of conference
More information on programme, keynote speaker, on how to find your way to Växjö and Linnaeus University, on accommodation etc,will soon be available here!
About this conference
Sounds of Mass Media is the 11th meeting of the study group MaM (Music and Media), within the International Musicological Society (IMS). Hosting this confenece is the Linnaeus University Centre for Intermedial and Multimodal Studies (IMS), within the Linnaeus University, Sweden.
The conference committee consists of the following researchers:
- Dr. Tobias Pontara, Gothenburg University
- Dr. Tobias Plebuch, Uppsala University
- Prof. Ulrik Volgsten, Örebro University
- Dr. Martin Knust, Linnæus University Växjö
- Prof. Emile Wennekes, Utrecht University / chair of MaM
The conference programme...
... will be available around April 1. No exact times until then but a very rough time schedule says that the conference will start Friday June 7 at approximately 1 pm and finish at approximately 2 or 3 pm on Sunday June 9.
Travelling to Växjö...
Växjö is located in the middle of southern Sweden, with good train connections in most directions: to Stockholm in the north, to Malmö (and Copenhagen) in the south, to Gothenburg in northwest, and to Kalmar in the east.
Train schedule and tickets at sj.se/en.
It is possible to reach Växjö (VXO) by flight via Amsterdam (Schiphol, AMS). You can search for flight connections on KLM.com
Another convenient way to reach Växjö is to take a flight to Copenhagen airport (Kastrup, CPH), and then continue with a direct train from the airport to Växjö. It takes about two and half hours to travel from the airport to Växjö. More information on the train at sj.se/en or Lanstrafikenkron.se/en
Direct flight connection to Växjö via Bromma airport (BMA), time schedule at flygbra.se/en. If you travel by train from Stockholm you can find train schedule and purchase your train ticket on sj.se/en
Flight connections and more useful travel information on smalandairport.se/en